English Learner Education

Blueprint for English Learner Success

Pillar 1: School Culture

From the Vision: English learners in Massachusetts attend schools in which all educators share responsibility for their success, engage effectively with their families, and value and nurture their linguistic and cultural assets.

Building Block 3: Asset-based teaching and learning

Level: School

  • School leaders support and train educators to implement instruction that encourages students to share their cultures, families, and experiences in ways that promotes student success with rigorous content.

  • School leaders implement programs and activities that promote bilingualism and biliteracy (e.g., State Seal of Biliteracy, dual language/two-way immersion programs, world language classes).

  • School leaders provide a safe learning environment where ELs are empowered to have a voice, be active learners, and contribute to the school community.

Last Updated: June 2, 2020

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